After people cast more than 7,000 votes for 60 different nominees, I just became a top-four finalist in The Liberator Awards.
This unique honor highlights Ohio’s leading abolitionists of modern slavery. A survivor of sex trafficking nominated me and The Black Lens novel for the award in October under the “Ohio” and “Individual” category.
The final winners will be determined on Jan. 15, but check out the top finalists below.
Michelle Hannan: CORRC, Salvation Army
Lynn Greenfeder Stevens: We are Cherished
Christopher Stollar: author of The Black Lens
Tabitha Woodruff: volunteer for CORRC
Elected Official/Law Enforcement
Judge Marilyn Cassidy: Cleveland Municipal Court Trafficking Docket
Christina Conrad: Victims Advocate
Brent Currence: Missing Persons Ohio AG
Greg Dalga: Special Agent
Holy Angels Catholic Church Cleveland
She Has a Name
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
Case Western Reserve University Law School Human Trafficking Clinic
Chole Carpenter: Ohio University Dance Group
Dawn Heideman: Walnut Ridge High School Be the One program
Sally Tobias Popa
Sister Sally Burk
Learn more about each individual and group or get a ticket to the Jan. 15 awards ceremony at http://www.liberatorawards.